Ewha Med J.  1990 Dec;13(4):391-398. 10.12771/emj.1990.13.4.391.

Cervical Spinal Interbody Fusion with Surgibone

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

Abstract

Experience with the use of the surgibone graft in anterior cervical interbody fusion employing the Cloward technique in 15 cases of the fracture-dislocation is reported. The surgibone, manufactured from the bone of young calves, is heterogenous material that consists only of fibrils and crystallites. With use of surgibone, iliac osteotomy is unnecessary, and this procedure is no problem of donor site pain and infection which can be possible in interbody fusion with iliac bone and rib graft and the aims of the operations are achieved, namely removal of the disc, fixation of the spine to prevent compression of the neurak tissues and stability of the spine. The operative procedure is simplified and the time required for the operation is diminished, comparing to autogenous bone graft.

Keyword

Fracture-dislocation; Surgibone; Cloward technique; Interbody fusion
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